Too much moisture in your Schaumburg, IL, home adversely affects your health, your belongings, and the structure itself. That’s why it’s essential that you control humidity levels quickly and efficiently. A cost-effective solution is a whole-home dehumidifier.

How Do I Know If I Need A Dehumidifier?

If you find you’re lowering your thermostat because your home has a stuffy feeling, chances are your humidity level is higher than the recommended 40 to 60 percent. Here are a few other signs you might benefit from a whole-home dehumidifier:

  • Mildew or musty odors
  • Condensation on your window panes or water pipes
  • Clammy skin
  • Wet stains on ceilings or walls

Isn’t My Air Conditioner A Dehumidifier?

Your air conditioning system dehumidifies the air to an extent, but it’s a byproduct of the cooling process rather than a primary function of your AC unit. When humidity levels reach 70 percent in July and August, your air conditioner or heat pump might be hard-pressed to keep pace. Moisture-laden air bogs down your air conditioner, making it work harder. As with most things, the harder your system works, the more energy it consumes. The more power it consumes, the higher your electric bill skyrockets.

Dryer Air Equals Better Health

High humidity affects the indoor air quality in your home. Muggy air makes sleeping difficult, and when the air is heavy and oppressive, you feel miserable going about your daily activities, too. Wet air encourages the growth of dust mites, bacteria, and organic growth, which happen to be among the most frequently found household allergens. When indoor air moisture is too high, allergy and asthma sufferers endure even more problems.

A whole-home dehumidifier is just one of the indoor air quality solutions we offer at Ray’s HVAC. To learn more about how you can improve your indoor air, give us a call at 847-637-5287.

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